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Five fingers of evolution – TED Ed

How can a “thumbs up” sign help us remember five processes that impact evolution?

From TEDEd, there’s a five finger trick for understanding and remembering the five processes — small population, non-random mating, mutations, gene flow, adaptation — that impact evolution (ie. the changes in the gene pool of a population from generation to generation). This video, narrated by Paul Andersen and animated by Alan Foreman, is seriously excellent.

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Related links: What is microevolution?

Then watch more videos about evolution, including Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears, an animated tale, Evidence of evolution that you can find on your body, and Evolution 101 & how natural selection works.

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